David Booth's University of Chicago Lessons
This week in our Masters in Business radio podcast we speak with David Booth, founder, Chairman and co-Chief Executive Officer of Dimensional Funds Advisors (DFA).
At the University of Kansas, Booth earned a B.A. in economics and an M.S. in business from the University of Kansas. He went on to receive an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago's business school, where he became the teaching assistant for future Nobel laureate Eugene Fama.
DFA has been called the applied think tank from the University of Chicago because Booth has drawn so much on the work of his former professors there. DFA now manages more than $400 billion and has outperformed 80 percent of its peers during the past five years.
Booth made the largest gift in the school’s history to the graduate business program, now known as the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
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